In this Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, photo made from video and released by the Atlanta Police Department, Antonio Demetrice Rhynes surrenders to an APD drone with officers outside his apartment in Atlanta. Atlanta police announced Friday that they have arrested Rhynes on a felony murder charge for the shooting death of actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd. (Atlanta Police Department via AP)
October 16, 2020 - 4:44 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police announced Friday that they have made an arrest in the shooting death of actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd. Homicide detectives on Wednesday obtained an warrant for the arrest of 30-year-old Antonio Demetrice Rhynes on a felony murder charge based on evidence and tips from...
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October 15, 2020 - 10:36 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski returned to Poland, the country of his youth, and paid tribute on Thursday to a Polish couple who took him in and protected him when he was a child, saving him from the Holocaust. Stefania and Jan Buchala were posthumously declared as “...
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Members of the Tecolotes de los Dos Laredo, a binational professional baseball team with home stadiums in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, and Laredo, Texas, stand for the U.S. National Anthem before a game in 2019 in Laredo, Texas in a scene from "Bad Hombres." The Showtime documentary follows this AAA Mexican League baseball team that plays on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border amid the tension around migration, divisive politics, and environmental concerns. (Showtime via AP)
October 15, 2020 - 9:42 am
RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — People have always crossed borders to play baseball, and the sport routinely reaches across borders to fans. But rarely do players have to cross a border almost every day to participate in a game they love while dodging the tensions and rhetoric around this imaginary line...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2008 file photo, Egyptian actor Mahmoud Yassin, the Good Will Ambassador of the World Food Program, tours Sayyda Zeinab, one of Damascus's suburbs, to check the conditions of Iraqi refugees in Syria. Yassin died at the age of 79 on Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi, File)
October 14, 2020 - 9:35 am
CAIRO (AP) — Mahmoud Yassin, an Egyptian actor and pillar of the country's film industry during the second half of the 20th century, has died. He was 79. Yassin had suffered age-related health problems in recent years and was pronounced dead in Cairo early on Wednesday, according to his family. His...
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FILE- In this April 7, 2009, file photo, Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan, left, and Aamir Khan speak during a press conference in Mumbai, India. Top Bollywood filmmakers, including superstar actors Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, have on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, filed a lawsuit against television news channels Republic TV and Times Now following the suspected suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput that set off a media frenzy and gripped the nation. Claiming that Rajput had been murdered, many television channels held filmmakers who had allegedly rejected him for roles responsible for his suicide and accused many Bollywood celebrities of being part of a “drug cartel," even though the police have maintained that there was no foul play. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)
October 13, 2020 - 4:31 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Top Bollywood filmmakers and industry unions have filed a lawsuit against two popular TV news channels, asking them to refrain from "irresponsible, derogatory and defamatory remarks against Bollywood and its members." The lawsuit, filed Monday, comes months after India’s...
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This image released by HBO shows David Byrne, foreground, in a scene from "David Byrne's American Utopia." (HBO via AP)
October 12, 2020 - 2:53 pm
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Broadway is dark and most concert tours have been abandoned, but you can still feel the thrill of being inside a packed house in “...
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File-Arts educator and Democratic legislative candidate Roger Montoya, of Velarde, N.M. pictured here in 2008 at the San Juan Elementary in Okhay Owingeh, N.M., has acknowledged his participation in two pornographic films in the 1980s as a college student and indicated he has no intention of dropping out of the race. Montoya said Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, that he is not proud of it but believes the experience helped him better understand exploitation and the need to provide opportunities for youths. The state Republican Party called on Montoya to withdraw from the state House race against GOP candidate Justin Salazar-Torrez of Espanola, while prominent Democrats rallied behind Montoya. (Jane Phillips/Santa Fe New Mexican via AP)
October 06, 2020 - 8:17 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Roger Montoya, a Democratic candidate in an open New Mexico House race, has acknowledged his participation in two pornographic films in the 1980s as a college student. He said he is not proud of it but believes the experience helped him to better understand exploitation and...
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This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Timothee Chalamet, left, and Rebecca Ferguson in a scene from "Dune." Warner Bros. said late Monday that its sci-fi pic “Dune” will now open in October 2021, instead of this December. The studio also pushed back it’s “Matrix” sequel by 8 months to late 2021 and “The Batman” to 2022. (Chia Bella James/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)
October 06, 2020 - 5:27 pm
The 2020 theatrical release calendar is getting even slimmer in the wake of the announcement that Regal cinemas are temporarily closing, although AMC, North America's largest theater chain, says it will remain open. Warner Bros. said late Monday that its sci-fi pic “Dune” will now open in October...
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October 06, 2020 - 11:01 am
CHICAGO (AP) — An activist speaking out about inadequate waste and water sanitation in rural America, an author of young adult and children's literature reflecting the world's diversity, and a neuroscientist who used mathematics to study the brain's development are among the 21 recipients of this...
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In this July 2, 2008 photo, actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd appears during a portrait session in Atlanta. Police say Byrd, known for his roles in many Spike Lee films and who was nominated for a Tony Award in 2003, was shot dead in Atlanta on Saturday. He was 70. (Marcus Yam/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
October 05, 2020 - 11:03 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd, known for his roles in Spike Lee films, has been shot and killed in Atlanta, police said Sunday. Police responded to a call around 1:45 a.m. Saturday and found the 70-year-old Byrd unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds in his back, police spokesman...
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